Leg and Neck Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eatcud, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. eatcud

    eatcud Hatching

    Jan 18, 2011
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    Unknown, 8 weeks, Unknown
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    The baby chick can't stand on her right leg, and is laying on her side. (I put her in a cage with shavings, food, and water)
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    One day
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    Her right leg is swollen and her neck isn't turning towards water.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    We think an animal may have tried to grab her through the cage.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Crumble (?) and fresh water.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    A little runny, but light brown.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Keeping her away from the others and checking on her every hour or so. (suggestions?)
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    I would like to treat her my self
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    Sorry, I don't..
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Soft shavings spread evenly through ought the cage

    Let me know what you think; she can't stand on her right leg (which is swollen) and her neck won't turn left...

    I will check this later...any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    Thank you:)

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Being that the leg is swollen, she probably had some sort of injury to it somehow. And because the neck is involved, something sounds like it is affecting that entire side of the chick. I think all you can do is keep her comfortable, in her own area til she heals. If you have to pick her up to dip her beak in the water to drink or hand feed her, then maybe over time she may heal.

    I hope the baby pulls thru. [​IMG]
  3. eatcud

    eatcud Hatching

    Jan 18, 2011
    Thanks...I hope she heals too.

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